The other day I got invited to have a little browse around the Bailey Nelson store in Covent Garden. Being Dutch I always love a good bargain and Bailey Nelson’s offering is definitely that; as they offer funky designed, high quality prescription glasses and sunglasses at super affordable prices. Let’s have a look shall we?
Bailey Nelson now have 4 boutiques in London and Covent Garden is their flagship store. The boutiques are very much about enjoying the experience of helping you find the perfect pair of Bailey Nelson spectacles and there doesn’t feel anything like your usual optician store. The funky in-store design and friendly staff made me feel right at home straight away. And that’s how you want to feel when you’re trying on glasses; comfortable, don’t you agree?
Now onto the best past, the totally transparent pricing – everything in the store costs £98! This will buy you an awesome pair of frames INCLUDING single vision prescription lenses or a pair of cool polarised sunglasses (which can also be prescribed at no extra cost). All lenses are high quality and come with anti-scratch, anti-glare and anti-reflection coatings as standard (there is no up sell). Knowing that every pair in the store is the same price means you can try everything on and not worry about the price, but more focus on the style and the feeling that pair of glasses gives you. I love trying on new glasses and sunglasses, it’s such a fun experience and great way to try out new looks. So I went on the hunt for a fun new pair of sunnies…
Some of my favourites were the black Lucette Cat Eye Shades, the over-sized Tortoise Mim’s shades and the Virginia shades in bright blue. I would have loved to get the Mim’s ones but unfortunately I have quite a small head so they just looked too big on me. But I did find a pair that I loved very much and straight away felt like the perfect fit – the Wallace!
What they look like on me? To be continued. I am off on holiday to Turkey on Sunday so I’m sure they will come in very handy over there :)
For more information about Bailey Nelson or to find one of their stores (currently they are based in the UK, Australia and Canada) visit their website www.baileynelson.co.uk or just pop into the Covent Garden Boutique to try out their funky designs for yourself.
Bailey Nelson – Covent Garden
69 Neal Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9PJ
You can also find them on Twitter @BaileyNelsonLdn or Facebook